Over the last few years quinoa has become one of the most popular healthy foods for people who start trying to maintain a healthy diet. Quinoa is gluten-free and high in protein. It’s also high in fiber, magnesium, B-vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E and various beneficial antioxidants (basically all of the good stuff your body needs). So, we know quinoa has a lot of great nutrients for our body, but how good is quinoa for you?
According to Authority Nutrition there are 5 proven health benefits of quinoa.
- Lots of Nutrients
- High in Fiber & Protein- foods rich in fiber helps regulate your digestive system; protein is made out of amino acids, which quinoa has.
- Gluten-free- this is great for people with gluten intolerance.
- Controls Blood Sugar- the glycemic index measures how foods can raise your blood sugar; quinoa has a low glycemic index, which is good.
- Helps you Lose Weight- to lose weight you have to take in less calories; this can be done with quinoa as it can be incorporated with many entrees and fills you up causing you to have a decreased appetite.